Michael Phelps on cover of Sports Illustrated Plus Corn Flakes Box Image & Career Achievements

Michael Phelps, an American swimmer, and a 8 gold medal winner in the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be hitting the cover of Sports Illustrated  and Kellogg cereal boxes after his stunning performance this year. Michael Phelps is considered to be the greatest Olympian in history, this new issue which is sure to sell out and will be hitting newsstands on Friday, August 22.

Many are saying that Michael Phelps cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine is a very close resemblance to Mark Spitz Sports illustrated cover in 1972. If you look closely they almost completely match other than facial hair because Mark Spitz has classic looking bushy mustache.

Michael Phelps also won 6 gold medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. He has built quite the resume, and the best part about this is that he is not even done yet. He will be expected to compete in 2012 London Olympics. He is only 23 years old and he owns seven world records in swimming. He now holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics, and owns the most gold medals of any Olympian.

So not only will he be hitting the Sports Illustrated Magazine cover, he will also appear on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes that will be hitting stores somewhere mid September according to various reports.

2008 Olympic results:

Eight gold medals (400m individual medley, 4x100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4×200 freestyle relay, 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly, 4×100 medley relay)

Career achievements:

Seven gold medals at 2007 World Championships (200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 freestyle relay and 4×200 freestyle relay)

Five gold medals at 2005 World Championships (200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 4×100 freestyle relay, 4×200 freestyle relay, 4×100 medley relay)

Four gold medals at 2003 World Championships (200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 medley relay)

One gold medal at 2001 World Championships (200m butterfly)

Previous Olympic results:

Six gold medals at 2004 Olympics (100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×200 freestyle relay, 4×100 medley relay)

Two bronze medals at 2004 Olympics (200m freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay)

Phelps is the most successful Olympian of all time with a career tally of 14 golds, five more than anyone else.

He broke fellow American Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven wins at a single Games after coming close to matching his mark at Athens four years ago when he collected six golds.

He has an unusual physique with a long torso and comparatively short legs, providing minimal resistance in the water.


~ by Digory Kirke on August 21, 2008.

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